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   Re: [xml-dev] Jim Gray article on Next Generation Databases

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>> As others noted, however,  these ideas have been around for a long
time, e.g. MUMPS was a DB deeply integrated into an OS and programming

Other examples of database integrated into the OS

Microdata Reality (1974) -- first minicomputer to do this
IBM System 38 (1978) -- ancestor of the AS/400.

If I remember correctly, Microdata used a microprogrammable instruction set for
the Reality. (Microcode implemented data management operators as part of the
machine's instruction set.)

======== Ken North ===========


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